Andrew

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Andrew
Gender Male
Origin
Word/Name Greek
Meaning manly and strong [1][2]
Region of origin Worldwide
Other names
See also Andy, Andre, Andrei, Andrejs, Andrzej Andrea, Andreas, Andrey, Andrzej, Andrej, Andrés, Drew

Andrew is the English form of a given name and surname common in many countries. ‘Andrew’ is a common name in English-speaking countries. In the 1990s it was among the top ten most popular names for boys in those countries.[3] In Italian, the equivalent to "Andrew" is "Andrea", though "Andrea" is feminine in most other languages. Andrew is frequently shortened to "Andy" or "Drew".

The word is derived from the Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas,[4] itself related to Ancient Greek: ἀνήρ/ἀνδρός aner/andros, "man" (as opposed to "woman"), thus meaning "manly" and, as consequence, "strong", "courageous", and "warrior". In the King James Bible, the Greek "Ἀνδρέας" is translated as Andrew.[5]

Popularity[edit]

Australia[edit]

In 1990, the name Andrew was the sixth most popular name in Australia.[6] In 1980, it was the 19th most common name,[7] while in 1970, it was the 31st most common name.[8] Andrew was the second most popular boys name in the Northern Territory in 1980.[9] In Victoria, Andrew was the first most popular name for a boy in the 1970s.[10]

Canada[edit]

Andrew was the 20th most popular name chosen for male infants in 2005.[11] Andrew was the 16th most popular name for infants in British Columbia in 2004,[12] the 17th most popular name in 2003,[13] and the 19th most popular name in 2002.[14] In 2001, it was the 18th most common name.[15] From 1999 - 2003, Andrew was the sixth most often chosen name for a boy.[16]

Europe[edit]

In the United Kingdom in 1974, Andrew was the fourth most common boy's name among infants, and it was third in 1964.[17]

In Norway, with the spelling 'Andreas', the name has been the second most common boy's name of the 1990s.[18]

Year England & Wales Ireland Northern Ireland Scotland Norway
2006 97th[19] * * * 4th[20]
2005 86th[21] 39th[22] * 16th[23] 8th
2004 80th[24] 32nd[25] * 16th[26] 4th
2003 74th[27] 36th[28] * 17th[29] 4th
2002 63rd[30] 41st[31] * 17th[32] 5th
2001 56th[33] 37th[34] * 7th[35] 4th
2000 53rd[36] 31st[37] * 6th[38] 7th
1999 46th[39] 28th[40] * 7th[41] 4th
1998 40th[42] 23rd[43] * 8th[44] 5th
1997 * * * * 1st
1996 * * * * 3rd
1995 * * 6th[45] * 2nd

United States[edit]

The eleventh most common baby name in 2006,[46] Andrew was among the ten most popular names for male infants in 2005.[47] Andrew was the sixth most popular choice for a male infant in 2004.[48] In 2002 and 2001, Andrew was the seventh most popular baby name in the United States.[49][50][51] In the 1980s, Andrew was the 19th most popular choice of baby name in the United States.[52] In the 1970s it was the 31st most popular name.[53] From the 1960s stretching back at least as far as the 1880s, Andrew was not among the forty most popular names in America.[54][55][56][57][58][59][60][61][62]

Andrew variants[edit]

For alternate forms of Anna, see Anna (name)#Variant forms

Famous Andrews[edit]

Saint Andrew[edit]

In the Christian Bible, Saint Andrew was the earliest disciple of Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles.

Saint Andrew

Other saints named Andrew include:

Kings Andrew[edit]

Dukes Andrew[edit]

Princes Andrew[edit]

United States Presidents[edit]

Business, culture, science and sport[edit]

Brother Andrew[edit]

In fiction[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Behind the Name: Andrew
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  4. ^ "Online Etymology Dictionary". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Bible Concordance: Andrew". Retrieved 2011-12-02. 
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  48. ^ "Emily, Jacob remain popular baby names". Canada.com. 
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  61. ^ "BabyCenter 1890s - Most Popular Names". 
  62. ^ "Most Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls in the 1880s". the New Parents' Guide.